hur·rah Marines just ordered $22.5 million of Colt .45 M1911. The iconic military handgun that was carried in both World Wars, Korea, and Viet Nam.
Unfortunately, the Beretta M9 is still the standard issue handgun. Maybe someday they’ll issue the Colt .45 M1911 to all the Marines again.
I target shoot with a Ruger 22/45 Mark III. Has nearly an identical grip as a 1911 and the .22 ammo is much cheaper.
I’d love to buy a 1911 someday. Prices new are between $1000 and $1800 depending on the sights.